Play of the Day

Plank Tabata

05/22/18

Plank Tabata

1. Lead trainer will cue kids to rest and resume. 2. Cue kids to assume their position and countdown to start movement. 3. Hold plank for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds. 4. Repeat for a total between 4 and 8 times. 5. If a kid says it is too easy, he/she can lift [...]Read More

BOKS Says

05/21/18

BOKS Says

1. Lead Trainer is “BOKS” and stands at the front of the room. 2. He/She calls out exercise movements, quickly to keep kids moving. If he/she does not say “BOKS says” before the movement, kids should not move. 3. This game can be used to fill up some down time too.Read More

Dribble Tag

05/18/18

Dribble Tag

1. Choose several participants to be the dribblers of the basketball. The other players scatter themselves within the boundaries. 2. Blow a whistle to signal to begin. 3. The kids with the balls dribble anywhere within the boundaries, while attempting to tag another player. The dribblers must be in control of the ball when the [...]Read More

Rock, Paper, Scissors

05/17/18

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Each child finds a partner. Teach the children the following motions. Rock = squat down Paper = star jump, landing with legs and arms wide Scissors = cross arms and legs Instruct children to play 3 rounds with a partner, then switch and find a new partner. Play as many rounds as you have time [...]Read More

Crab Walk Soccer

05/16/18

Crab Walk Soccer

1. Divide class in half to make 2 teams. 2. Kids line up with teams on opposite sides of the gym, divide balls equally between teams,set up two cones far apart as the goals. 3. Each team tries to get all the balls out of their side of the gym and into the goal at [...]Read More

Jump Rope Tabata

05/15/18

Jump Rope Tabata

Lead trainer will cue kids to rest and resume. Cue kids to assume position and countdown to start movement. Do as many jumps in 20 seconds as possible, then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat for a total between 4 and 8 times.Read More

Take Five for Fitness

05/14/18

Take Five for Fitness

1. The trainer and/or volunteers pick 5 exercises. 2. The group will perform each exercise for 1 minute. 3. Examples:  Chair dips  Sit-ups  Jumping jacks  Jogging in place  Lunges  Push-ups  Squats  Bear crawl  Free dance  Crab Crawl  Burpees  High kneesRead More

Down Down Down

05/11/18

Down Down Down

1. Have players find a partner or small team of 3, scatter, and stand across from one another or in a small circle. 2. On the signal “GO” or when the music starts, kids begin tossing the ball back and forth until someone drops it. 3. When the ball is dropped, the kid who threw [...]Read More

Give me 6

05/10/18

Give me 6

Do six of each activity: 1. Alternate arch touches (touch inside foot with opposite hand) 2. Ladder Climbs (while standing, pretend to climb a ladder) 3. Squat jumps in place (jump up and land in a squat like a frog) 4. Criss Cross feet (one foot in front of the other going back and forth, [...]Read More

Corner Soccer

05/09/18

Corner Soccer

1. Divide into 2 teams of 4 and place 2 cones at each corner on a diagonal 2. Score goals on all 4 corners as in regular soccer. 3. Can use 1 or 2 balls for the game. 4. No more than 1 person in each goal. 5. Variations: Add different size ballsRead More

Burpee Tabata

05/08/18

Burpee Tabata

Lead trainer will cue kids to rest and resume. Cue kids to assume their position and countdown to start movement. Do as many burpees in 20 seconds as possible, then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat for a total between 4 and 8 times.Read More

Jungle Run

05/07/18

Jungle Run

1. Kids follow cues to change movements:  Jump over logs  Duck under branches  High knees through quick sand  Run from tiger  Tip toe past snake  Talk to and imitate monkeys 2. Continue for 5 minutes. 3. Jungle Run can be played as a relay too.Read More

Delivery Truck

05/04/18

Delivery Truck

1. Kids line up behind cones with their color group. Keep groups under 7 kids if possible. 2. One person gets inside the hula hoop and runs to the opposite side of the gym, picks up 1 item and brings it back to their group. 3. The next person in line, now holds onto the [...]Read More

Push-Up, Crunch, Squat Ladder

05/03/18

Push-Up, Crunch, Squat Ladder

1. Perform 5 push-ups, 5 crunches, 5 squats 2. Perform 4 push-ups, 4 crunches, 4 squats 3. Perform 3 push-ups, 3 crunches, 3 squats 4. Perform 2 push-ups, 2 crunches, 2 squats 5. Perform 1 push-up, 1 crunch, 1 squat 6. Rest for 30 seconds 7. RepeatRead More

BOKS Discovery

05/02/18

BOKS Discovery

1. Create teams of 5-7 kids. 2. Put the teams around the room and give them a “home location” 3. Hide bean bags or other objects under random cones that are spread out in the center of the play space. 4. Blow the whistle to begin and set the timer for 2 minutes. 5. One [...]Read More

Squat Jump Tabata

05/01/18

Squat Jump Tabata

1. Lead trainer will cue kids to rest and resume. 2. Cue kids to assume position and countdown to start movement. 3. Do as many squat jumps in 20 seconds as possible, then rest for 10 seconds. 4. Repeat for a total between 4 and 8 times.Read More

Shadow

04/30/18

Shadow

1. First partner can start doing one of the following movements, while second partner shadows (follows behind) doing the same movement: 2. Skipping 3. Jumping 4. Side shuffle 5. Butt kickers 6. First partner can change movements at any time. 7. The partners alternate positions when they bump into each other. 8. Trainer can also [...]Read More

Burpee Wave

04/27/18

Burpee Wave

Set Up: Get the kids to make 2 circles Details: One kid starts with the burpee. Once that kid who starts is on their way up kid to their right goes down into a burpee. Try to see which circle can complete the burpee wave fastest or most accurately.Read More

Roll the Dice

04/26/18

Roll the Dice

Materials: Dice Details: Have a volunteer roll dice to decide how many repetitions of each exercise the class performs: Crunches Push ups Jumping Jacks Lunges Frog jumps Burpees Tuck jumpsRead More

Clothes Pin Tag

04/25/18

Clothes Pin Tag

Set Up: Give each kid 5 clothes pins to stick on the back of their shirts Materials: 6 plastic grocery bags, 4 cones Object: Try to capture the clothes pins from someone else’s back without losing yours Details: Every person runs around the set play space with 5 clothes pins on their back. Kids try [...]Read More

Squats

04/24/18

Squats

Lead trainer will cue kids to rest and resume. Cue kids to assume position and countdown to start movement. Do as many sit-ups in 20 seconds as possible, then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat for a total between 4 and 8 times.Read More

Drills

04/23/18

Drills

  Complete each activity for 30 seconds: Jog Butt Kickers High Knees Solider Walks Ladder RepeatRead More

Break the Snake

04/20/18

Break the Snake

Format: Two or three snakes inside gym Set Up: Use boundaries to create an appropriate size play area as needed. Details: Put the kids in groups of 7-8 with a trainer in each group. Have the kids all connect hands and stand side-by-side. The line leader will start moving and the others try to follow, [...]Read More

Wall Sits

04/19/18

Wall Sits

Do two rounds of the following: Have everyone stand with their backs flat against a wall and slide into a seated position so their knees are at a 90 degree angle. Have palms face up resting on their knees. Have everyone hold this for 1 minute, challenge kids with math facts or spelling for extra [...]Read More

Castle Ball

04/18/18

Castle Ball

Format: Running and rolling balls Materials: Hula Hoops or cones and balls Set up: Put the kids in teams of 6 - 8 and give each team 3 hula hoops and/or 3 cones, cups etc. Object: Protect your castle and knock down others Details: Each team uses 3 hula hoops and/or 3 cones to make [...]Read More

Warm Up Monday: Sports Galore

04/16/18

Warm Up Monday: Sports Galore

Call out the following sports skills for kids to mimic for at least 10- 15 seconds each: Shooting a basketball Running through tires Swimming underwater Shooting a hockey puck Throwing a football Serving a tennis ball Batting a baseball Downhill skiing Shooting an arrow Dribbling a soccer ball Spiking a volleyball Swinging a golf club [...]Read More

Fun Friday: Welcome Hands

04/13/18

Fun Friday: Welcome Hands

Format: Running Materials: If a small group, have each kid get inside one hula hoop that is lying on the ground - If a bigger group just mark off the area with marker or piece of tape on ground Set Up: Open space marked off by cones Object: Getting to know the other BOKS kids. [...]Read More

Burst Thursday: Plank, Crunch

04/12/18

Burst Thursday: Plank, Crunch

Alternate between a plank and crunches: Hold plank for 15 seconds, 5 crunches Hold plank for 15 seconds, 4 crunches Hold plank for 15 seconds, 3 crunches Hold plank for 15 seconds, 2 crunches Hold plank for 15 seconds, 1 crunch Rest for 30 seconds Repeat 5xRead More

Wacky Wednesday: Capture the Flag

04/11/18

Wacky Wednesday: Capture the Flag

Set up: Set up a jail zones on each side of the play area. Create the center boundary line that divides the two teams/sides. Put equal amount of bean bags (“flags”) on the far end of each team’s space. Put one team in pinnies. Object: To be the first team to capture the “flags” and get [...]Read More

Tabata Tuesday: Sit-ups

04/10/18

Tabata Tuesday: Sit-ups

*Kids to spread out on tumbling mats, if available Lead trainer will cue kids to rest and resume. Cue kids to assume position and countdown to start movement. Do as many sit-ups in 20 seconds as possible, then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat for a total between 4 and 8 times.Read More

Warm Up Monday: Bunny, Frog, Duck, Horse

04/09/18

Warm Up Monday: Bunny, Frog, Duck, Horse

Have the kids spread out across the floor. The trainer will start by saying 1 of the 4 animals above. The kids must move like the animal does (i.e., Bunny – hop, Frog – squat jump, Duck – duck walk, Horse– gallop). You don’t stop the command until another is requested. The leader keeps changing [...]Read More

Fun Friday: BOKS Body Hop

04/06/18

Fun Friday: BOKS Body Hop

Format: Partner activity, have each kid pick their own Set up: Partner A sits on the ground with arms out to the side and legs stretched on the ground out straight in front of them. Partner B is standing up. Object: To jump over your partner’s arms and legs 3 times and then switch places. [...]Read More

Burst Thursday: Fast & Low

04/05/18

Burst Thursday: Fast & Low

Complete the following: 30 count jumping jacks 30 count plank hold 30 count fast jump rope 30 count low squat 30 count fast running with high knees 30 count plank hold 30 count wide fast feet (like you are running through tires) 30 count low squat Rest for 60 seconds Repeat 2-3xRead More

Tabata Tuesday: Running

04/03/18

Tabata Tuesday: Running

Lead trainer will cue kids to rest and resume. Cue kids to assume their position and countdown to start movement. Kids will run as fast as possible in 20 seconds, and then rest for 10 seconds Repeat for a total between 4 and 8 times.Read More

Wacky Wednesday: BOKS Circle Relay

04/03/18

Wacky Wednesday: BOKS Circle Relay

Format: Running Relay Materials: 2-4 play yard balls Set Up: Divide the class into groups of 10-15 Object: Work as a team and get the ball around the circle before the other team. Details: Have each group of 10-15 form a big circle Pick a kid in each circle to be the starter and hand [...]Read More

Warm Up Monday: Shadow

04/02/18

Warm Up Monday: Shadow

Have each kid pick a partner: First partner can start doing one of the following movements, while second partner shadows (follows behind) doing the same movement: Skipping Jumping Side shuffle Butt kickers  First partner can change movements at any time The partners alternate positions when they bump into each other. Trainer can also yell out [...]Read More

Fun Friday: BOKS Corners

03/30/18

Fun Friday: BOKS Corners

Format: One large game inside the gym or on field Materials: Music Set Up: Use boundaries to create an appropriate size play area as needed Objective: Get moving! Details: Divide the class into 4 equal teams and allocate a corner of the play area to each. Have each team start in their corner. When the [...]Read More

Burst Thursday: Deck of Cards

03/29/18

Burst Thursday: Deck of Cards

Materials: deck of cards, face cards removed (No deck of cards? Use papers with numbers 1-10 written on them!) Assign a movement to each of the 4 suits, such as: Jumping jacks (Diamonds) Squats (Hearts) Lunges (Clubs) Butt kickers (Spades) Pick a card from the deck and then have the kids perform the number and [...]Read More

Wacky Wednesday: BOKS Ball Catch

03/28/18

Wacky Wednesday: BOKS Ball Catch

Format: Divide kids by color groups Materials: 2 cones per team, balls Set Up: Place cones at starting line and the end of the gym. Objective: Race to finish! Details: Kids form a straight line, a foot or two apart from each other. First kid in line throws ball to next kid in line. After [...]Read More

Warm Up Monday: BOKS Says

03/26/18

Warm Up Monday: BOKS Says

Lead Trainer is “BOKS” He/She calls out exercise movements, quickly to keep kids moving. If he/she does not say “BOKS says” before the movement, kids should not move. This game can be used to fill up some down time too.  Read More

Fun Friday: BOKS Leg Challenge

03/23/18

Fun Friday: BOKS Leg Challenge

Format: Group warm up Materials: Music if available Set Up: Have the kids spread out around your play space indoors or outdoors. Object: Warm up your lower body Details: Have the trainer stand on something so all of the kids can see what he or she is doing in the front of the room. Instruct kids [...]Read More

Burst Thursday: Give Me 10!

03/22/18

Burst Thursday: Give Me 10!

Do each activity 10x Jump Rope (pretending you have a jump rope in your hand) Elbow to knee (opposite elbow to opposite knee) Mummy kicks (arms out straight crossing over each time, legs kick out straight) Side lunges – touch your feet (5X each side) Star Jacks (squat, jump up high and spread arms and legs [...]Read More

Wacky Wednesday: BOKS Bridge

03/21/18

Wacky Wednesday: BOKS Bridge

Format: Partner activity, have each kid pick their own Set up: Partner A gets into a plank position. Partner B is standing up. Object: To jump and crawl. Practice different levels of movement. Details: Partner A gets into a little ball on the ground and Partner B is standing up. Partner B hops over Partner [...]Read More

Warm Up Monday: Traffic

03/19/18

Warm Up Monday: Traffic

Kids follow cues to change movements Red Light = stop moving Green Light = run Yellow Light =side shuffle Speed Bump = bunny hops Carpool = get a partner and run together holding hands Deer Crossing = gallop  Read More

Fun Friday: BOKS Discovery

03/16/18

Fun Friday: BOKS Discovery

Format: Running Materials: 15-20 bean bags or other small items, 15+ cones Set Up: Indoor or outdoor space is ok. Spread Cones out around play space and hide bean bags or other small objects under cones. Object: Get Moving! Details: Create teams of 5-7 kids. Put the teams around the room and give them a [...]Read More

Burst Thursday: Chair Aerobics

03/15/18

Burst Thursday: Chair Aerobics

In their chairs have the kids march their feet for 20 steps. Have the kids put each foot out to the side one at a time for 20 times. Have the kids sit holding onto the seat of the chair and pull their knees towards their chest. Hold at the top for 5 seconds, and [...]Read More

Wacky Wednesday: BOKS Body Hop

03/14/18

Wacky Wednesday: BOKS Body Hop

BOKS Body Hop Format: Partner activity, have each kid pick their own Set up: Partner A sits on the ground with arms out to the side and legs stretched on the ground out straight in front of them. Partner B is standing up. Object: To jump over your partner’s arms and legs 3 times and [...]Read More

Warm Up Monday: Fruit Basket

03/12/18

Warm Up Monday: Fruit Basket

Call out 2 fruits and the team will run to switch places in the gym or the field. Continue this for a few rounds. Continue calling fruits, but now instead of running kids need to skip or hop or gallop or walk on tip toes etc. Finish the game by calling fruit salad - all [...]Read More